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2015: Jan-March

Ratings now feature on UK music videos on digital service providers Vevo and YouTube<p>26th March 2015<p>full story: BBFC Online Music Censors...Scheme for …

Shades of Grey

Cult film shocker Nekromantik to get UK release after BBFC grants 18 certificate

Arrival of 'one of the most transgressive films ever' reignites debate about acceptable limits for horror and pornography<p>• Scratch'n'sniff seats: can repertory cinema be rescued from multiplex hell?<p>A well-timed wave of moral consternation can be a backhanded blessing for film distributors but, at …

Spoiler alert: the BBFC is losing the plot over on-screen warnings

The British Board of Film Classification’s consumer advice, revealing ‘unsuitable or harmful content’ before a film starts, is ruining the experience for some cinemagoers<p>This article contains spoilers about Two Days, One Night, Ida, Frank and Finding Vivien Meyer<p>To borrow one of the British Board …

BBFC plans to introduce age ratings for music videos

Film classification board responding to pressure from parents worried about sexual imagery available to children online<p>If it's not Miley Cyrus licking a sledgehammer, it's Robin Thicke cavorting with naked women or Lily Allen having liposuction and getting dancers to twerk for her. It has sometimes …

BBFC classifies SPECTRE teaser trailer PG

The British Board of Film Classification has rated <i>SPECTRE</i>‘s first teaser trailer PG just days ahead of its planned release on 28th March.<p>The BBFC …

What Exactly Is Freedom of Speech and How Does It Apply to the Internet?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>There are a lot of people talking about freedom of speech on the internet these days. Some sites say they stand for free speech, but …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Internet in Iran: Evaluating Rouhani’s First Two Years as President

Small Media assessed Internet policy during President Hassan Rouhani's first 18 months in office. Image created by Small Media and used with …

Citizen Journalism

Censoring online porn: A Rorschach test for Internet freedom

On Monday, while the Commonwealth was watching for a Royal Baby, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his government was going to filter the Internet to stop pornography from flowing into the homes of Prince George's future subjects. As a public policy announcement it was a case of …

Internet

The Guardian view on the freedom of the internet: it’s under attack around the world

The internet is not a culture in itself. It has no values and works indifferently either for or against freedom and democracy. But however it is employed, it works powerfully. So it has become an arena in which struggles over power and ideas are fought out all across the world. This is not just a …

SmartThings, The Company That Wants To Connect Everything In Your Home To The Web, Just Raised $12.5 Million

The series A round adds to the $3 million seed round the startup raised from First Round Capital, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, Max Levchin, Start Fund (by Yuri Milner), A-Grade, David Tisch, and CrunchFund.<p>SmartThings is one of a bunch of companies working on bringing the "Internet Of Things" — that …

The ‘Internet of Things’ is coming

Then, via another device, you taste a sample. Satisfied, you say, “Reservation for two, tonight, 7:30.”<p>Congratulations, you just made a dinner …